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  FOX News    Greta Van Susteren    News/Business.  (2012)  (CC)  

    September 17, 2012
    10:00 - 11:00pm PDT  

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tipping point, sean. nobody should make any mistakes. >> so is america. that's right. >> great to see you. great to meet your family, as well. >> thank you. that's ail of our time. as always, thank you for being with us. greta's next. we will see you tomorrow night. >> in lebanon, viulent riots as protesters cheer: america, you are the great satan! in syria, a rebel group tied to al qaeda hits the streets. in afghanistan, protesters chant "death to america" and they don't stop with burning the flag. they are burping pictures of president obama. new fears about the hate for america. it is contagious, but is it
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spontaneous isn't united nations ambassador, susan rice, says the attacks in libia were. claiming that the death of four american, including our ambassador were a spontaneous reaction to the video on youtube. this worldwide danger is far from over. >> there have been protests around the world, over the last several days. why does the u.s. seem so impotent? >> what sparked the recent violence was the airing on the internet of a very hateful, very offensive video. >> for the united states government to say that it was simply a spontaneous act flies in the face of the facts. >> the way that the -- attacks took place, viserious questions. it seemed to be a military-style, coordinated. >> this leaves us with no doubt that this was preplanned and predetermined.
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>> it seems to me that it is well beyond coincidence that all of this happened in connection with september 11. >> i think people focus on the spark, the spark... is reprehens and i believe irresponsible, they assume is the spark. but it is not -- it doesn't explain anything. >> it is proximately, a reaction to the video, it's a hateful video. >> they are destroying the american economy, foreign policy is an embarrassment. we weren't prepared for attacks on our embassies on 9/11, blaming it on a youtube video. >> the plan was planned by foreigners, by people who -- who entered the country a few months ago. and they were planning this... criminal act... since their arrival. >> he's protested or sweeping not because people are watching this movie but are hearing about it. >> it could not be spontaneous.
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>> human rights against the rights of women, they are against freedom of religion. they are against freedom of speech and freedom of expression. they are against all the things that we value. >> president obama needs to get his priorities straight. what he needs to do is cancel his interview with david letterman, cancel his meeting with beyonce, cancel his meeting with jay-z and instead, agree to meet with the prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu. >> it has to reflect, i think, a rejection of the foreign policies of the administration. >> the glaring incompetence for anybody willing to spend more than 5 minutes looking, the path takes you right to the white house. >> steven hadley, national security adviser to george w. bush is here to go "on the record." the murders in libya -- spontaneous or premeditated? >> probably some of both. i think one of the things that is clear is it was an
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opportunity. it was an opportunity taken advantage of by salafists and extremist groups to demonstrate against the united states and do more than just demonstrate against the united states because they are anti-american. but also it was an opportunity for them to put pressure on some more moderate governments in terms of their spectrum, at which they are know a part, to put pressure on those governments to force them to move more against the united states and to undermine those governments because it knows that those governments are cooperating with the united states because the united states is for important for the governments to achieve a better life for their people. i think the longer this grows, the more we find out about it, the better the chance that at least in some of these instances, al qaeda was active. my hunch is when people show up to a demonstration with anti--- with rpgs, this is not a spontaneous uprising.
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this is some people who are taking advantage of an opportunity to kill americans. >> when this -- over the past three or four days, it is -- well, you know, i don't think the four who have been killed have been buried, is the obsession whether it was provoked by the video or want. the administration is -- you know, is out there in front, saying it's provoked by the video. what -- what is the reason that they are fixated on that? i don't know, i think provoked, pretext, provided an opportunity. it's clearly been taken advantage of by a lot of factions. i think you have seen people in the press talk about this, taken advantage of by extreme groups to put pressure on governments to separate themselves from the united states. >> what does it matter? we have hostile situations in a number of country, they are burning our flag, this is not a good situation. yet, the whole -- everyone's sort of fixated on whether it's the video or not.
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s. >> i can't explain t. i also think we need to step back and say, it is a very serious situation in itself. but it is part of a broader situation in the region, which i think is extremely serious and it starts really in syria, which is increasingly becoming a forum for a sectarian war between sunni and shi'a that risk destablizing iraq, jordan and even turkey and runs the risk of sectarian warfare that engulfs the middle-east. it is urgent. it is serious. and the administration does not seem to have a policy that is commensurate with the seriousness of the problem and the events. at the same time, in terms of iran, iran continues to move towards a nuclear weapon. we seem to be putting more prosh israel not to strike iran than
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what we are going to do about iran. i think this is a troubling time. this is a middle-east in meltdown and our policies seem to be in some sense frozen. and the administration talks about how they have more time eye think we are roping out of time. i am -- i am worried about it. >> how do we unwind ourselves out of this situation? whether -- no matter why it happened, we have this situation and it's a crisis. what did we do? >> one of the things we don't do, we don't pull out because these people who are demonstrating against us, that's exactly what they want to do. they want us to pull out and clear the space for their more radical agend a. so i think one of the things we need to do is we need to be more engaged. we need to help those governments that are legitimately trying to bring political and economic reform to their people and try to help them succeed and deal with some of the frustration that they have. and then we need to deal more aggressively with this
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deteriorating situation in syria. and again, with the clock that is ticking in iranful i think what we don't do is withdraw. what we do need to engageq with some imaginative and more ambitious policies because we have a lot at stake here. we have a lot of interests here. we need to be active in protecting those interests. >> egypt is certainly, a very important to israel in the middle-east. have you the situation where president morsi, this weekend, received president bashehr of the sudan, both muslim brotherhood put both of them in office. that doesn't look like president morsi is leaning towards try to put the lid on problems if he is meeting with a fellow muslim brotherhood president who is under indictment for genocide and he should have him arrested and turned over to the icc. >> bashehr is a bad guy. i can't explain hoar defend his
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meeting. i wasn't a fan. he denounced them for their policy on syria in forthright terms. that's a good thing. he is obviously trying to find his way. this is a problematic government. but it is the government that the egyptian people elected. i think, therefore, we have no alternative but to work with that government. but not in an unconditional way. i think what we need to do is make clear, we are prepared to work with these governments, even muslim brotherhood-led governments, as long as they are prepared to bring their country to economic and political reform, establish exclusive political systems where erch is able to anticipate, individual rights are respected. that is the future, we think it's the future their people want. if that's a future they are bringing to their people, we are prepared to cooperate in that. but we ought to be clear that that's the kind of middle-east we think is best for us, and also best for the people in the mitted east. >> thanks.
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obviously a very dangerous situation. anti-american violence is exploding overseas and spreading into asia. demonstrators go wild outside the indonesian embassy, burning flags, shouting, we will destroy america like this flag. so far "on the record" is tracking anti-american protests in libya, egypt, tunisia, morocco, nigeria, sudan. they are moving east to yemen, lebanon, israel, the west bank, jordan, syria, turkey, iraq, kuwait, bahrain, qatar and united arab emirates rats and afghanistan, pakistan, india, bangladesh, indonesia and even in the united kingdom and all strailia. this is spreading fast. at the state department, you were covering this region, is that right? >> reporter: that's right, gret a. your thought tonight? >> reporter: well, i think that steve is right when he
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talks about the importance of looking at the overall policy here. my sense of what happened in libbia, i watched ambassador rice saying with 100% certitude that this was all because of the movie. i found that to be proposterous. at a minimum, have you to say, we don't know yet, we don't know what the spark was, but what we do know points pretty clearly to al qaeda involvement and preplanning here, you know, some reports had us at a four-hour fire fight, rpgs, mortar rans, that isn't what happens if it's spontaneous. >> you see the area imscpload it's profoundly distressing. we went to cairo in june of 2009 and the president gave a speech about a new beginning. obviously this, has imploded all around us, in the sense that americans, americans in the embassies are not safe. we know that.
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we have had four murders itch right. i think that that speech in cairo had a lot of language in it that helps you understand the problem. we see a clear failure of the obama administration policy in the middle east. but this is a president who spent many, many speech, especially throughout the course of 2009 apologizing for america. did he it in that speech in cairo, he said after 9/11, we abandoned our ideals. he went to foreign soil and slandered the people who were running the government then and the men and women who kept us safe after 9/11. but it's this notion that american strength is provocative. i think when you look at the message that we have sent across the middle-east this, notion that we are pulling out, this notion that our enemies need not fear us. the iranians make steady progress toward nuclear weapon and this administration's been unwilling or unable to stop them on all fronts, basically, america is retreating. you see what happens when america is not in a position of
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strength. >> but we couldn't stay here forever. sue in afghanistan and iraq, two countries where we went into those countries, as we pull out, they apparently didn't want us there. there is an enormous amount of violence in both of those places as we pull out. >> have you to differentiate. i think in iraq, when president bush left office, we in fact left the situation that this president could have built on to have the kind of secure and stable environment that frankly, you know, we had anticipated. the war was ending. the president -- president obama decided not to push too hard to negotiate any kind of a stay-mind agreement. so you now have iran and iraq with no american presence. afghanistan, a completely different situation where the president from the very beginning started announcing the time table for withdrawal said, okay, we will surge, but we won't give two complete fighting seasons. it's common sense, you don't have to be a brain surgeon here
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to understand that when you tell the enemy, listen, we are going to surge but we are out of there by this date, the enemy will sit back and wait in a situation as dangerous as those two countries are, for our allies to feel that they don't have a strong partner, it is going to be very difficult for them to stand up with us. i would say what is happening in iraq and afghanistan, bog, in addition to what is happening in the region, are in many ways, a direct result of the administration's policy. >> let me ask you, what do we do now? in light of the fact that this is a situation where we have -- if you were -- if you were president, what would you do? >> i would say, number 1, we are going to absolutely bring justice for the deaths of those four americans. it is going to be swift. it is going to be severe. number 2, i would cancel loan forgiveness for the egyptian government. i would put it on hold. i think it is very important foritous work, particularly with the egyptian military. but for the president of egypt to have stood by and watched our embassy be overrun, our flag be
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burned -- >> and he's chumming around with the president of sudan this weekend who, in most countries are obliged to turn him over. he is slaughtering people right now. >> i think the military assistance ought to be part of a longer, larger discussion, the billion-dollar loan programs should be suspended and i would be clear about our support for israel. >> prime minister netanyahu is this weekend, made it known where he stands. >> indeed. >> thank you. >> administrate ahead, what many fear is just the tip of the iceberg, if jihaddists lashed out over a youtube video, they won't like what the white house is working on, a few film that could spark up more anti-american protests. also, wisconsin, get ready. we suspect more trouble's coming your way. what is it? find out from governor scott walker who will be here minutes from now.
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>> a fox news alert. mitt romney spoke moments ago in california. we just got video in from a news conference there. he's responding to criticism after calling 47% of americans free loaders at a previous
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campaign event. let's listen. >> a question and answer question at a fundraiser event. it doesn't capture the question so i don't know precisely what was asked but i think it was about my campaign and how i would get the majority of voters to support me. by the way, whoever has released this, i would certainly appreciate if they would release the whole tape so we could see all of it. i believe the point i made, the president starts out with a large number of the voters, 47, 48, 49%, something like that. these are people who are in his camp and they will vote for him almost no matter what, and i also have a large number of people who will vote for me almost no matter what, at least i hope so, and my focus is to focus on the people in the middle. the ones i want to have as parts of my campaign are people who voted for obama last time around. it's a question and answer, as i recall, about the process of the
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campaign and how i'm going to get the 51%, 352% i need and i point out it's by focusing on those folks who are neither in his camp nor in my approach. of course there's a different approach of the two different campaigns. as i point out i recognize that among those who pay no tax, approximately 47% of americans, i'm not going to be likely successful with the message of lowering taxes. it isn't as attractive to those who don't take taxes as those who do. and those reliant on government is not as attractive to my message of slimming down the government, and so i then focus on those sids who i believe are most likely to be pulled into my camp and help me win the 51% or the 51.1% i need to become the next president.
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invest have different approaches to what we need to ignite our economy and put people back to work. the president believes in what i described as a government-centered society, where government plays a larger and larger role, provides for more and more of the needs are individuals, and i happen to believin' stead in a free enterprise, free individual society where people pursuing their dreams are able to employ one another, build enterprises, build the strongest economy in the world. i happen to believe that my approach is the one that will put 23 million people back to work again. eve watched the results of the president's approach over the last three and a half years and his larger and larger government approach means we have 15 million more people on food stamps, 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work or underemployed. we've had 43 straight months with unemployment above 8%. and my view is the right approach for our nation is not to adopt a government-centered
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approach, but instead a free, free people, free enterprise, free market, consumer-driven approach and that will build the strongest economy for ourselves and for the coming generations. yes. >> you said on the video people receiving government benefits or didn't pay taxes saw themselves as victims or weren't willing to tavonibility for their own lives and their own futures. do you have any response to that? what did you mean by that? >> you said a number of things there, and the -- the answer is i'm talking about the political process of drawing people into my campaign. of course individuals are going to take responsibility for their life and my campaign is about helping people take more responsibility and becoming employed again, particularly those who don't have work. this whole campaign is focused on getting people jobs again, putting people back to work. this is ultimately a question about direction for the country. do you believe in a
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government-centered society that provides mor and more benefits, or do you believe instead in a free enterprise society where people are able to pursue their dreams? i believe the latter will help more people get good jobs. this is a campaign fundamentally about how to help the middle class in america and how to bring people out of poverty into the middle class. and we've seen the results of the last three, four years and it has not worked. my approach will get 12 million new jobs and rise in take-home pay. >> you are not stepping away from anything you said in this video, are you? you are not pack backing away from anything? and you offended the 47% who you mentioned. >> well, you know, it's not eloquently stated, let me put it that way. i'm speaking off-the-cuff in response to a question and i'm sure i could state it more clearly and in a more effective way than i did in a setting like that. and so i'm sure i'll point that
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out as time goes on but we don't even have the question given the snippet there nor the whole response and i hope the person who has the video will put out the full material. but it's a message which i'm going to carry and continue to carry, which is, look, the president's approach is attractive to people who are not paying taxes because, frankly, my discussion about lowering taxes isn't as attractive to them and therefore i'm in the likely to draw them into my campaign as effective as those in the middle. this is really about the political process of winning the election. of course, i want to help all americans, all americans, have a bright and prosperous future and i'm convinced the president's approach has not done that and will not do that. >> governor, this is the second time you have made comments at a fund raiser to donors that are different than what you say on the trail in terms of policy or at least in this case in terms of tone. what assurances can you give the voters that you are not saying different things to people who fund your campaign than what you
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are saying to them in the public? >> you are coming to my fundraisers and this is the same message i give to people, we have a very different approach, the president and i, between a government-dominated society and a society driven by free people pursuing their dreams. i'm talking about the process of campaigns. typically i don't talk about process in speeches because i think candidates are wiser to talk about policy and their vision than to talk about how they are going to win an election. at a fundraiser you have people saying governor, how are you going to win that? so i respond the president has his group, i have my group, i want to keep my team strong and motivated and i want to get those people in the middle. that's something that fundraising people who are part willing their moneys are very interested in, knowing can you win or not, and that's what this was addressing. >> let's go to kaytee about this. before we goat to what we
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originally asked you to join us about, let me ask you about the press conference and i'm flying a little blind. i haven't seen the video about which governor romney is speaking. apparently he said among other thanks the obama supporters are dependent upon the government and he's called this quick press conference. your thoughts? >> look, most americans are not going to look at the statistics, 8% unemployment, 8.2%. they are going to look at their own families, do they have a job, does their spouse have a job, do their kids have a job? and if they don't, who is more likely to get them a job? i think it boils down to something as simple as that. >> i wonder how smart it is to hold a press conference. whatever it is, i'm sure it will be come out in the next 24 hours. but i'm sure it elevated to a graver concern when he holds an impromptu press conference. >> right now the united states
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and romney ought to be focused on the middle east right now. it's on a lot of people's minds. we've seen the entire region look like it's going up in smoke. the credibility of the american president questioned, and i do think that gov. romney ought to weigh in on that. he came in strong early on and then he's been silent about it and we are seeing country and country after country burning the american flag, taking an anti-american position, and where is the governor on that? i think he should speak out. >> that's a good seque as to why -- i heard you earlier today talking about whether the youtube video was the provocation for these protests. and you said something on the air, i don't mean to quote you, but you said something if you think that's provocative, wait until the osama bin laden movie comes out. tell me why you said that. >> if this administration is saying these riots, these assassinations have been
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spontaneous, and i don't know if anybody has watched it, but it's like a home video with a bunch of guys with glued-on beards and dish heads over their heads. 23 that is what is sparking this, just wait, because the bin laden in movie, which is coming out in december, which the obama administration cooperated with, is going to show american military people killing bin laden in. if that's not designed to whoop up the entire middle east region, i don't know what is. pakistan, the public opinion poll is saying 80, 85% of american people think america is public enemy number one. how are they going to feel when they see a movie come out in a few months that shows a pakistani raid on bin laden in in their own territory? >> the other twist that was supposed to come out in october is pushed past the election. i'm not sure why but i'm sure there's something to that. thank you. >> thank you. >> and breaking news, what do they think of the news conference?
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so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. zon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what'sretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verin. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined.
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>> we are back with our panel. michael carly, washington bureau chief and rick klein at abc news.
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rick, the governor has just given a surprise press conference. >> it's a surprise to a lot of folks. >> to the networks especially. >> and everyone was scrambling. he feels like he has to get it out because the video has been out a couple hours and he feels he needs to clarify what he's saying at the fundraiser. it is a difficult thing to explain away. i think for a lot of folks tuning in right now, the folks that aren't part of that 47%. if they are independent and see this come out of his mouth, it's a hard thing to explain away. >> one of one of you two gentlel us what it's about. >> he was at a fundraiser earlier this year in florida and he was discussing who would vote for him and who wouldn't vote for him and he talked about 47% of the country does not pay federal income taxes. he said they want to be dependent on government, they want the government to provide for them and they aren't going to vote for me. they are going to vote for obama
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no matter what. >> is this worse than something obama said about clinging to guns and religion back in his 2009 campaign? >> it's probably hard to say what is worse and what isn't. the thing that cause as big problem, he seems to disparage these people. he said they see themselves as victims, they feel they are entitled. a lot of those people in the middle, those swing voters he's trying to vote, they may have friends and relatives who are democrats. he is insulting a large swath of the country. people may think it's overblown but the media has their teeth into this story and it will deprive him of another day or two where he wants to be on another message. >> this is an entire talking point amongst conservatives, talking about the 47% who do not pay federal income tax and with increased dependency on the federal government. the people on food stamps has gone up enormously.
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in bush and then more so in obama administration. and more than merited by the economic downturn. this is an entirely normal conversation. and with people who they $20,000, $30,000 to have dinner with him, its probably fine with him. the question is will it hurt him with that much larger of the people he's trying appeal to. >> there's a reason this gets said to the $30,000 a plate people and not the entire population. these aren't sentiments you want shared more widely. mitt romney needs to grow from his base right now. even if his base agrees with him entirely on this. he needs to get those independent voters who voted for obama once before. >> he made that in the primaries and hillary clinton used it against him. now in the last six or seven weeks of the campaign. >> he can't afford to waste many nor days of message.
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>> stick around. we will talk to you about the lating breaking news on the election. and the round two for governor walker. does he have a plan? that's coming up. and check out the south korean pop star's viral video but it gets funnier when some cadets try to steal his spotlight. you will sea it in two men's. hey. hey eddie.
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tuesday, regarding the topless photose of prince william's wife kate. the pictures have already been in an ifalian magazine and irish tabloids. they were taken while they were on a vacation in a private villa in france. reports say that lawyers for kate and william are set to file a coyle criminal complaint beans the photographer -- against the photographer. walker got himself in another fight. you remember the last one. union members storming the capitol and 14 senators fled the state and hid out in illinois. and then they were so furious they wound recall the governor. and he won. most thought the fight was over, but it isn't. the collective bargaining law is grabbing headlines again.
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a wisconsin judge must threw out part of the law, declaring it null and void. now what? let's ask hem. governor walker joins us. good evening, sir. >> good evening. good to be with you. >> nice to have you. it looks like you have another round. what are you going to do? the trial court judge tossed out your signature law? >> we feel confident, as this happened last year, a dane county circuit court judge took action and tried to throw out part of the law and ultimately the -- again in this case as well. and our distinguished attorney general is going to go ahead tomorrow to go ahead and try to get a stay. so in the meantime until the supreme court can actually hear the decision and make a decision, i should say, that this doesn't screw up things for the local governments, the school districts, towns, counties and others who would be devastated if this law were not to be in effect. >> i don't mean to be disrespectful to your supreme court, sir, but you probably have the most dysfunctional
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supreme court in the entire state with one trying to choke another and two sending out notes to the press to snitch on the others and fighting going back and forth. and i was curious, no matter what happens, whether you within or lose in the supreme court, i can't imagine the people in the state of wisconsin aren't going to have some sort of thought that it's a pretty weird situation? >> well, it is. i mean, a day after all is great in the world after the packers beat the bears, the next day we had this decision. i think for people, no matter what their politics in wisconsin, it was very -- we had they recall election and we had a bigger margin, more people voted than before and most people were happy to move on. a couple months passed and people were ready to move on and now you have this again in the courts. our hope is a stay will be granted. again if you are a school direct, a county government, local government, it would cause
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significant layoffs and that's not what people want. they are ready to move on and not only balancing the budget but saving taxpayer money and turning a budget deficit into a surplus. >> it's not easy to get a stay. you get a stay because a judge thinks he or she will be reverse on the court of appeals so you have to tell him he's probably not right when he just decided against you. know you are seek being a stay but in the event you do not, are you unforced to unravel contracts or what are you going to do? >> well, in the case of this decision, again, i'm not a lawyer but from what our attorney general and department of justice pointed out, it doesn't affect state employees. the people who are going to be hurt under this is local school districts, municipalities and counties. they are the ones that already have levies in place so they would have to have staff changes, which i think would be ultimately bad for kids in the
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schools and bad for the taxpayers who need services. it's be careful what you ask for, you might get it, and that's ultimately what might happen in this cas confident, te attorney for the unions said in the last day or so some pretty reasonable statements about understanding there will be an indeed process and want to give people time to work that out. i think in the end it's reasonable. i would hope they give it a chance to go forward because otherwise there will be a lot of local officials trying to figure out exactly what to do next. >> all right. 30 seconds left. how is the race in wisconsin? president obama or gov. romney? i know you are a friend of congressman paul ryan but i'm curious what it looks like. >> yeah, big friend of paul ryan. mitt romney has to make the case that his name doesn't just stand for republican, it stands for former. if he does that, it's neck and neck now and he can ultimately win. a lot can happen between now and election day. >> and one other, tommy
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thompson, former governor of the state of wisconsin, is he going to win his senate race or not? >> i think he will. he is well-known, well-liked, has a good record of reform and if people understand it's the difference between a extreme liberal from madison or one proven to put people back to work, tommy thompson wins. if he can level the playing field out, he will win. >> thank you. sir. good luck with the supreme court. it's pretty wild out there. >> thank you, greta. >> up next, we will bring back our political panel, so don't go
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>> this is a fox news alert. violence in afghanistan. a suicide bomber targeted a mini bus near the airport. they are reporting at least nine dead. will the violence have an impact on the november election? it certainly doesn't seem to stop. eats all over the world and won't stop. back with our panel. mike, is this violence, will it bleed over into the election? >> i think it's hard to say. unfortunately afghanistan specifically seems to be a nonissue in this election and much more dramatic than that, bombing, we don't know the details, was it on a base where they torched a bunch of fighter
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jets and did damage. the taliban is quite strong. it's not clear they accomplished their goals. but if you are asking about the unrest across the arab world, it's hard to say how it will play out. i'm sure the voters in the middle are trying to still making their minds. it doesn't make obama look like his foreign policy is particularly successful. but we talked about the poll before we did the segment, showing about mitt rim's comments on the attacks in benghazi and cairo were terrible. i think it's a wash. >> but it's moved beyond mitt romney's statements none attack. it's gone in part to the administration's hard-to-believe story that all this violence was sparked by the movie and the movie alone and now i think the issues are what really happened in benghazi. we still don't know exactly what happened. was it preplanned? and then the spread to the other countries. >> the longer this goes on, the
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more it becomes about the president's responsibility and the less it becomes about mitt romney's initial reaction to it. >> but his foreign policy has not been a predominant issue in a lot of these races and with the economy as sluggish as it is, you wouldn't think this would trump everything. >> world events have a way of disrupting elections at times and no one saw this becoming as a predominant issue in the campaign. >> obama had a lot of strong points on foreign policy, he had a pretty nice list of thing and pretty close with afghanistan but the arab spring was always that was something very unclear how it was going, whether it was a success for the u.s. and i think it's come back to bite him in a way that's turned foreign policy into more after neutral issue. >> thank you. he's king of the pool, but is he's[ mrs. hutchison ] but is friday night has always been all fun and games here at the hutchison household. but one dark stormy evening...
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